We raise and show horses and hubby has been wanting chickens. I got him 4 pullets for Easter. A Rhode Island Red, A Buff Orpington and 2 Aracaunas (One has white feathers, the other has tan) We are in the process of building our coop and yard for them. Found a nice area and cleared it pff yesterday . We are thinking that we should cover the yard since we have seen hawks in the area. We also have lotsof squrriels. Does anyone know a good place to look at enclosed yard ideas? We found lots of coop ideas. Also I am wanting to get a rooster and wanting suggestions on what breed to get for these girls? We went to a tractor show last weekend and they always set up "Show" birds there. I am now intrigued by the idea of getting some for show. Any ideas there? We will definitely use the deep litter method in the coop, I always get a 30ft spreader truck of shavings for my stalls so have those readily available.